’ and I just wanted someone I could joke about parenthood with.” Lambert had a few playdates and a continuing text friendship with moms she met through the app.
These days, as she contemplates having another child, she uses it as a resource for day-to-day happenings in the city.
Welcome to a new type of dating scenario, where everyone is looking for The One with total package potential: Kids the same age! Mom Co combines geolocating technology with profile matching so that moms can interact via messaging, arrange playdates, and find out about local community events and kid-related services.The event was a roaring success, says Frank, with moms not wanting to be pulled away by facilitators when the four minutes were up.“A lot of them have maintained their matches,” says Frank, who lives in Montclair, New Jersey.That’s when she realized the importance of finding understanding friends. You go out and hang with these new mom friends but they aren’t a good fit because they don’t know what to do when your child is screaming and throwing up all over the place.Everyone is feeding their kids peanut butter and jelly,” she said.
Dana Macario moved two years ago from a suburb of Seattle to Maui, Hawaii, and though she’s met a lot of people — from neighborhood acquaintances to car pool moms — finding a core group of mom friends has been a slow process.